The most audacious challenge to the Hebrew Bible in the last hundred years.

In ancient Mesopotamia, two people parted company on their way out of Ur.

One is on the run and in search of a land to call his own. His people would later make common cause with other fugitives to form an organization with a long tradition of learning, trade routes and commerce. The other upholds the freedom that his ancestors, the hunter-gatherers enjoyed and reminisces about the events narrated in this book.

Abraham, Sarah, Akhenaten, Esther, Daniel, the Septuagint, Martin Luther, William Tyndale and some notable rabbis all come alive in Tarchon the Etruscan 's Nubian Gold.

Maligners of Empires since Empires were young finally the true history of the Jewish people and of their holy scriptures has been told.

Ordering Information:
5.5 x 8.5 paperback - 432 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4327-2064-3

Some Blurbs:
  • The Hebrew Bible is not what you think it is.  Get the real scoop on the Book.
  • A must-have Hebrew Bible companion that should be required reading everywhere the Hebrew Bible is present.
  • A story that begged to be told!
  • Shocking, inconvenient and disagreeable perhaps but refreshing and not to be ignored.
  • Read how the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint, was the greatest blunder ever committed by Westerners.
  • Exposing that by the time the Hebrews burst on the world scene, organized religion was already more than 3,000 years old!   So much for Hebrew Bible's originality!
  • A seer speaks the truth about ancient times because he was there!  A compelling story told with a modern voice.

Sample text from Nubian Gold:


In spite of the popularity and Sarah's well known expertise, Shamash was able to incite the crowds of city folks with a double allure. To the pious and family oriented citizenry he painted a picture of sin, drunken orgies, cavorting and dancing with women of ill repute so close to the temple (Shamash's House of Pleasures was behind the temple). Moreover he pointed out the sacrilegious commerce in the gods graven images in Terah's shop. The gods' blessings would be upon all who took and delivered such blasphemous objects to the Bright Temple. A clever move to increase the temple endowment and its Gift Shop! To the secular and fun oriented citizenry he promised free drinks and free sex (in that order) to anyone who would bring a piece of Abraham's establishment in order to tear it all down (a wise move so he could also end up in possession of Sarah's renowned sex toy inventions and inventory).

One day while going about his daily quest for food and water, our hominid found himself on a hillock at the moment when lightning struck a patch of dry grasses and some sticks. Fire always brings fear to all living creatures and at first he cringed in terror but curiosity got the best of him when the fire quickly died out. He approached the burnt site cautiously and upon picking up a piece of the smoldering embers, fire on the stick started up again by virtue of air passing over it on the upward motion. He held the stick up for a while and then he dropped it to the ground where once again the fire expired. This experience emboldened him. Using time-lapse narrative he learned that fire can be started and stopped. That fire can be held as long as some insulating distance from it is present. That friction as heat can start fires and so do flint sparks. That air when fanning a fire stokes it. By selecting the right kind of wood sticks, fire could be maintained for long periods of time and better still fire could be in this manner transported.

Tarchon's quip. To find where the Garden of Eden is, one has to look for a group of Cherubim (Cherubs? Cherubim is already a Hebrew plural form) and a flaming sword which turns every way. YHWH has never removed those guardians of the Tree of Life that stood in the middle of the Garden of Eden as far as the Hebrew Bible is concerned. Happy discovery!

The Sinai Peninsula, a bleak landscape, an eternal No Man's Land between Africa and Asia, empty identical miles of sunbaked sand and bare rocks.
Where are the rock in Horeb and Mount Sinai (if they are not one and the same) in that wasteland, a barren and desolate terrain that changes so little over time?
Mount Sinai should be easy to spot. It can be cloud covered for 6 days at a stretch with a mass grave for 3,000 people nearby. The rock in Horeb would have traces of water flows somewhere around it.


Unfulfillable prophecies in the Hebrew Bible:

Genesis:26:4 "And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven."

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.

A nonsensical but boastful prophecy twice told that mercifully will NEVER happen or one Earth would not be sufficient to hold a population as large as the stars of heaven or the sand of the sea in spite of what a living (or dead) God prophesied.

Genesis 3:16 "Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."

YHWH, the almighty god of the Hebrew Bible, does/did not know that on January 6, 1942 the first administration of epidural anesthesia during childbirth occurred and the results were published in the January 23, 1943, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Epidural anesthesia is now the most popular means for pain relief during labor. In fact, more women ask for an epidural by name than any other method of pain relief. Over 50% of women giving birth at hospitals use epidural anesthesia.

So much for YHWH eternal condemnation, injunction and omniscience!

Genesis:3:14: "And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:"

Aren't cattle beasts of the field too? Why single out cattle twice then? And why are cattle and every beast of the field cursed? Does YHWH have different levels of cursedness? And why should creatures that have no free will be cursed at all? Are we to believe that prior to being cursed by YHWH to go on their bellies serpents walked or flew? If this serpent did wrong does YHWH curse only apply to it? If it applies to all the serpents then again this is a case of collective punishment and cruelty to animals. Serpents don't eat dust nowadays. Was YHWH's curse to eat dust all the days of their lives a temporary curse then or meant to be taken literally only by true believers and intelligent design proponents? Is this creative writing 101 or what?

How much nonsense has to be exposed by people that may be of faith but who do not believe in the Hebrew scripture before the Hebrew Bible is sent to comic stratosphere?
  • "Nubian Gold" has a take on prophecies.

  • "Nubian Gold" exposes the Hebrew Bible for what it really is.


The Jewish Question:

Tarchon the Etruscan's ancestors migrated westward from Sumer/Ur to Kurdistan, to Lydia (Ionic coast and Anatolia in modern Turkey) and to Umbria, Tuscany and Central Italy. Along their way, they were never subjected to persecution and commingled with local populations.

The Jews also migrated either voluntarily or involuntarily. Out of Egypt, to Canaan, to Babylon, to Hellenistic Alexandria, to the Iberian Peninsula, to Western Europe, to Eastern Europe and back to Palestine. Everywhere they went after some time had passed they experienced troubles. Some were: The exodus from a mythical enslavement in Egypt. The Babylonian exile. The legendary Alexandrine Greeks' riots against the Jews. The Roman Diaspora. The expulsion from England in 1290. The expulsion from France in 1306. The expulsion from Spain in 1492. The European massacres of the Middle Ages. The Pogroms in Poland and in the Pale of Settlement. Their current problems in the Middle East...

  • Why?  A careful read of "Nubian Gold" provides the surprising and definitive answer.

A Paradigm Shift?

Frequent hundred year floods in the Prairie states of America. Devastating earthquakes and tsumani. Polar bears adrift. Home values hitting bottom. Air fares, college tuition and health care out of reach of too many. Endless wars raging in Iraq, Afghanistan and against terrorism. The energy situation with its seesawing gas prices. Global warming and glaciers melting. The world's economies in a tailspin and unemployment everywhere at record highs.

Is everything spinning out of control?

The powerlessness felt by common people is eroding the conviction that destiny can be controlled with sheer courage, perseverance and faith. Isn't this then the time to reevaluate long held beliefs? A time to reinterpret cosmic reality and man's place in it along classical lines away from the trust placed in the Hebrew Bible with its tribal, hands-on, interventionist YHWH.

  • "Nubian Gold" has food for thought and offers suggestions.

A review:

"Nubian Gold - A Conspiracy of Jewish Proportions" by Tarchon the Etruscan is a walk through history in the shoes of an Etruscan observer exposing along the way the exploits and vicissitudes of the Jewish people, giving credit where credit is due.
The author, a non linear thinker yet a brilliant conversationalist, has a light and humorous touch but takes no prisoners.
Data and facts are presented putting pieces together that were just out there, waiting to be related. Events speak for themselves but the author doesn't follow-up on all of them leaving readers to reflect and draw conclusions on their own.
The author exposes the truth about the Jewish people and their holy scriptures without malice in the fashion of the fable "The Emperor's New Suit".
Abraham, Sarah, Akhenaten, Esther, Daniel, the Septuagint, Martin Luther, William Tyndale and some notable rabbis all come alive in Tarchon the Etruscan's Nubian Gold.
Above all, it is an immensely readable book. The zingers that the author calls "zings" are priceless.

About Tarchon the Etruscan:

Tarchon the Etruscan is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by an imagination that rises to the task. "Nubian Gold" is the reminiscences of a seer's vision.

Moses as you know wrote the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (the Pentateuch or Torah) and the Hebrew Bible has a kind of mystical aura. Since "Nubian Gold" aims at poking fun at it, Tarchon the Etruscan is the ideal person to go head to head with Abraham and Moses and be the author. Myth permeates real history and as regards the contents of "Nubian Gold", once the original premise (in Chapter 15) was taken over by the story the story almost wrote itself as all the pieces came together on their own.
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